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the long/short/medium term

Definition of the long/short/medium term in English:

Used to refer to a time that is a specified way into the future: these ventures are unlikely to yield much return in the short term
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  • We are quite happy in principle to secure the long term future of the event.
  • In the long term, mankind's very future may depend on what is being done right now in space research.
  • This difficulty will impact on the short term future outlook for the sector.
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